(Closed) What about those who cannot attend?

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve been struggling with this issue as well. Dear Fiance and I both have elderly grandparents in different cities who won’t be able to make it. At least in this case, my grandfather knows he can’t make it due to his dialysis and isn’t really upset. I think he would love for me to come visit after the ceremony (even a month later) and show him some pictures. I don’t think I’ll have a videographer, but I have even put vacation photos on DVD and watched them on TV and they look incredible. I think he’d really enjoy that.

We did consider having the wedding my hometown so that my grandparents could attend, but as they’re the only ones still there that wasn’t practical. And I love the idea of a reception later — but for us, we’re basically only leaving out a few important family members and will visit them individually. 

One last suggestion I’ve heard is to visit those in your wedding gown. I have a feeling this would be on the silly side for me, so I probably won’t. But then again, it would be a chance to wear it again – so maybe!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We were planning to do the webcam option as we have friends and relatives in multiple countries, but I’m not sure it will work out as our ceremony is outdoors and the venue might not have wireless internet. We’ll at least have a video of the ceremony, and so we could send a DVD to any friends who want one.

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